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ITS amusing. lots of predictions are wildly over the top but at the same time some things are grossly underestimated.
many things people couldn't even predict would occur- things like mobile phones & the internet probably wouldn't have even entered their consciousness. in 1922 I reckon most people would have thought moon landings within half a century was a far fetched concept.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt...0/f81.highres/ Look at that ties from Albert Robida, a Frenchman who made a lot of anticipation in the 1880tiesand after.....
are there any pictures of what we think the world will look like in 2100....(in the vein of what THX just posted).
i'm gonna have a look now.
Rand Corp 1954 Home Computer : snopes.com
The picture is actually an entry submitted to a Fark.com image modification competition, taken from an original photo of a submarine maneuvering room console found on the U.S. Navy web site, converted to grayscale, and modified to replace a modern display panel and TV screen with pictures of a decades-old teletype/printer and television (as well as to add the gray-suited man to the left-hand side of the photo)
By the year 2100 we will surely see the cellphone-of-the-future with a slightly more modern design, an extra 1.1mm shaved from the stock and even more unique design to set screws so you can't fix it yourself.
Oh and, flying cars are inefficient with current energy technology.